The Pony Express

Manning takes charge of Pathways Program

College and Career Center secretary Amy Carr discusses different topics for the new Career Pathways Program with Bob Manning. Manning has been working to get the high school and community involved to benefit students.

Haley Nelson, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 15, 2020

  From the spotlight in the classroom to a desk in its own hall of the College and Career Center room, Bob Manning, the new coordinator for Career Pathways program, now takes charge in implementing the new program for the upcoming year. This change for Manning began after he finished his first semester 2020. After getting a BS in Psychology from St. John's University, ...

Popularity surrounding keto diet fad increases

The daily lunch menu displayed in the school cafeteria exhibits meal options for the day. Students participate in diets, especially the keto diet, and struggle to find foods within their dietary restrictions.

Ella Nelson, Copy Editor

February 13, 2020

Recently, the low-carbohydrate, high-fat and high-protein diet called the ketogenic diet has become increasingly popular among students. The reason behind this attention comes from high profile stars and influencers expressing it as what keeps them in shape, their secret to a healthier body. Ho...

Robotics team, Armada, starts build season to prepare for competition

Robotics captain junior Ben Abbott is testing the robots programming to make adjustments. The robot can sense the light that reflects back at the sensors from the reflective tape.

Mia Lucido, Distribution Editor

February 9, 2020

The robotics team, Armada, has started the build season. The build season, January to March, prepares the team ready for the FIRST Robotics Competition. Every year there is a challenge and teams across the country build robots then compete in competitions.  “Every year is a little differen...

Speech team works their way to state

The speech team meets a few times a week to practice their speeches for upcoming competitions, working with coach Joe Kalka and his assistant coaches in the coaches classrooms. Senior Mason Borchardt practices with his partner for state.

Annabel Lantz

February 5, 2020

The speech team has done a lot of preparation and practice to get where they are now. Students start preparing for their season in November and work hard for about four months. It helps students with many things like standing in front of people and talking, it helps improve their stamina and lots mo...

Last remaining creators of figure skating team say goodbye

This year's figure skating team with seven excited seniors are ready to have a great last season with the help of senior Julia Bennett, senior Sydney McNurlin and senior Britta Hornback are seniors. These girls are the original creators of the team and are going to have trouble saying goodbye.

Alex Corbett, Distribution Reporter

January 15, 2020

  In 2014, a group of figure skaters came together to form a team to perform at hockey games. Senior Julia Bennett, Sydney McNurlin and Britta Hornback are the last remaining girls who helped start the team are seniors this year. They will have a difficult time saying goodbye to their Pony crea...

Addiction always comes with vaping

A vape/electronic cigarette is pictured. Devices such as the one above, are popular among teenagers to deliver vape juices. Many of which contain nicotine. For assistance with addiction stop by the the Wellness Center located at Stillwater Area High School. One can also call Smoker's Helpline, 1-800-363-5864, to receive phone side advice and information about addiction treatment .

Isaak Sahulka, Layout Editor

October 22, 2019

  When people vape, they vape nicotine. Even if it is vape juice that says 0 mg of nicotine, there are traces of nicotine still found in some juices. Nicotine is a drug that is highly addictive and used in smoking products such as vape juice and cigarettes. People know nicotine is in these p...

Vaping illness epidemic continues to spread

A nicotine flyer hangs near popular bathrooms, visible to students walking by. The flyer portrays the threatening risks of vaping as a teenager.

Ella Nelson, Copy Editor

October 20, 2019

Vaping is undoubtedly known by almost every high school student in the U.S. It is no secret this is a substantial threatening problem across the country, however many students are not taking vaping and the harsh risks that come along with it seriously. The truth is, vaping and high schoolers do not...

Debate team learns about space travel

Allison Shore and Izzy Goetze are a power duo for the debate team. Their team has a new assistant coach, Laura Hammond. The girls are seen practicing in school on October 9th.

Meg Skaret, Layout Editor

October 20, 2019

The 2019 debate season started with many new debate members on the team. Along with the new novice population in the club, former head coach, English teacher Laura Hammond returns as an assistant coach with English teacher Cory Quick as head coach.  "Having a large novice division of the team ...

Boys golf looks to improve on seventh place finish

Senior captain Wyatt Wasko hits a sand shot during a conference match. The Ponies are a part of the Suburban East Conference and are joined by eight other teams from around the area.

Catherine Monty, Distribution Reporter

May 18, 2019

Boys golf has started slow due to unexpected weather and the team is eager to get outside and tee it up. Despite being forced inside for tryouts, the team is expecting to not only return to the State tournament, but take first in the conference as well. Now that the weather is cooperating, the team has practice he...

High school entrepreneurs learn values of business

Emma Kostroski-Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief

May 16, 2019

Owning a business is never easy, between the customers and business partners, it can be hard to keep everything in check. Many business owners struggle through the beginning of their ownership. All CEOs have many different responsibilities to make sure that the business runs smoothly and the rest ...

AVID elective prepares students for college

AVID teacher Brandon Maxwell teaches his students valuable study skills to prepare for college. College prep is a focus of the class. A majority of AVID students end up getting accepted to their college of choice.

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 10, 2019

AVID is a program offered in the district that is meant to give middle academic students an extra boost on their path to college. Most students enrolled are the first in their family to go to college, so this experience is completely new to them. Despite the benefits of the class, AVID students ...

‘Where Dreams Come True’; Newspaper visits Anaheim

After the awards ceremony on April 27, Pony Express students head to Huntington Beach to watch the sunset and grab a group dinner.

Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 9, 2019

  While most high schools students whistled away at schoolwork and homework April 24 through the 28, 10 members of the Pony Express, accompanied by advisor Rachel Steil and parent volunteer Staci Banks, whistled a different tune. The tune of Disneyland theme park soundtracks, elevator music, ...

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